The Sew Reporter – 3rd September

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This week we are chatting through all the new sewing pattern releases in August! There are also loads of lovely makes from your favourite bloggers, new sewing patterns and lots of other inspiring stuff so pick your beverage of choice, sit back and enjoy the sewing Sunday papers.

Elena from Randomly Happy makes a pair of linen Megan Nielsen Flint pants.

Emily from Self Assembly Required hacks the Linden sweater sewing pattern to give it on trend bishop sleeve!

Here is Harriet from Hobbling Handmades wearing her Butterick Gertie tie front top. Head over to her blog to read all about caring for your clothes in two very useful posts on: ‘Which Clothes should I be hanging vs. folding?‘ and ‘Which clothes hangers should I be using?


Fiona from Diary of a Chainstitcher makes a military inspired Archer shirt.

Karen from Did You Make That? shares a tutorial on how to sew a back stay.

Gillian from the Worthy Design Studio has made two super cute Monkey Infant Romper suits by Lara Sanner.

Elisalex at By Hand London hacks the Orsola dress with a full circle wrap skirt tutorial.

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up makes a lovely floral Sew Over It Eve dress.

Marie from A stitching Odyssey makes a Seamwork Almada Robe in some double gauze.

Zoe from So, Zo talks about her summer makes, good and bad!

Rachel from Maker Style makes a silk Dolores midi skirt from La Maison Victor.

Allie from Allie Jackson makes an Ogden cami dress to beat the heat.

Riva from Riva La Diva makes a Gwen Stefani inspired Burda Style dress 6848, wow!

NEW: It’s us! New Sewing Pattern Roundup  – August

Sew Over It: Q&A with Lisa!

Clueless Seamstress: Can I sew a True Bias Ogden cami in an hour?

Karen from Did you make that?: Tips For Buying Sale Fabric At Liberty Of London

Ginger Thread Girl: The Sewing Weekender goodie bag

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: The Sewing Weekender – A Vlog

Gabby of Gabberdastery: Sew and Tell / July 2017

The Crafty Pin Up: My Huge sewing pattern haul!

NEW: Sewn: My Sewing: July and August

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch

Stitch My Style: Retractable toy tortoise!

NEW: Love to Sew: Modern Sewing with Katie Marcus

NEW: Clothes Making Mavens: Sew Small Talk #11 – Activewear with Dawn from Two On, Two Off


Elise gets Crafty: Quick take; On Creative Ruts

Crafty Planner: Laura McDowell Hopper of Sonic Stitches #121

Thread Cult: #42 Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, with Wanda M. Corn

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 128:: Sandi Hazlewood – Crafty Planner


Craft-IshEpisode 40: Red Heart Spokesperson, Marly Bird


New Autumn/Winter Collections from VogueMcCallsButterickKwik SewSimplicityNew Look and Burdastyle.

Check out the latest pattern releases here or a round up of pattern releases from last month from Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher @diaryofachainstitcher.

Check out the Crafty Pin Up’s unboxing of a Sew Hayley Jane Subscription box. you’ll get a good idea of the the sort of goodies you get!

I think this might be the chicest cat I've ever seen at The Fabric Fox!. Meow.

This patch set (above) from Cloth and Candy is so darn cute. Fact.

This large scale floral lawn from Clothspot is perfect for these late summer days.

For those of you who are refusing to accept the end of summer, The Village Haberdashery have espadrille soles in stock! Perfect for ensuring a handmade wardrobe from top to toe!

Sew Over it is on the hunt for a new part time member of staff. Can you imagine the fabric stroking…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at Fabrics Galore!

The Swiss dot cotton lawn

TULA PINK HARDWEAR is back in stock at The Crafty Mastermind! Whoop!

Till The Sun Goes Down design and print their own fabrics (above) – all with a vintage feel they are beautiful.

If you’re looking to top up your lingerie supplies Cotton Reel Studio have some great stuff, including stretch mesh.

Fabric Godmother has some gorgeous fabrics in her sale department!

Loving the new autumnal range that has just arrived at Fabric Punk!

Loving this Liberty bias tape from Remnant Kings. It’s almost too pretty to use.. almost! (above)

The Draper’s Daughter have us dreaming of winter with the Atelier Brunette French terry cloth. If you haven’t stroked it yet.. you must.

If you’re looking for a jersey with lots of drape in a solid colour, then Girl Charlee have a huge range of colours.

These laundry pins from Beyond Measure are amazing!! I want a set.. obvs.

Elephant in my Handbag has the most fantastic range of dotty Dashwood Studio fabrics - they come in ALL the colours. (above)

Check out the pattern of the week at Minerva Crafts!

Dragonfly fabrics have their biggest ever sale yet on at the moment with some lovely bits added this week!

Beautiful new fabrics have just arrived at Celtic Fusion Fabrics this week. Ooooh yeah.

Check out the end of line fabrics at Abakhan this week!



Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.

Get £1.50 off advanced adult tickets to go to The Great British Sewing Bee Live show in September with code DFL.




Superhero sewing by Lane Huerta. 1st June 2017.

Complete Dressmaking: Essential skills and techniques for beginners by Jules Fallon. 8th June 2017.

Girl with a sewing machine: the no-fuss guide to making and adapting your own clothes by Jenniffer Taylor. 30th June 2017.

Stylish wraps sewing book: ponchos, capes, coats and more by Yoshiko Tsukiori. 1st August 2017.

Stylish remakes by Violette Room. 8th August 2017.

A beginner’s guide to sewing with knitted fabrics by Wendy Ward. 14th November 2017.

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